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  • FILE - This Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 file photo shows single dosage syringes of the Fluarix quadrivalent influenza virus vaccine in New York. According to numbers presented at a medical meeting in Atlanta on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, the flu vaccine is doing a better job in 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
    Flu vaccine more effective this year; milder season so far

    NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine is doing a better job this year. Preliminary data suggest it is 59 percent effective. That’s a big improvement from last winter’s nasty flu season when the vaccine was less...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • Vaccinations in the form of a flu shot or nasal spray will be provided
by nurses from the Department of Public Health. (AP-file)
    LA County to offer free flu shots at many public libraries through Nov. 20

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County will be offering free flu shots at many public libraries through Nov. 20, health officials announced Tuesday. This is the second year that the county Public Library and Department of Public Health...

    • Posted October 27, 2015
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  • (Korea Times file)
    Things to know about the flu shot: Lots of options this year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Give flu vaccine another chance: This year’s version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter’s misery from a nasty surprise strain of virus. Don’t let a fear of...

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • A thermal camera monitor shows the body temperature of visitors during the Job Fairs in Seoul, South Korea Friday, June 5, 2015. Sales of surgical masks surge amid fears of the deadly, poorly understood virus. Airlines announce "intensified sanitizing operations." More than 1,100 schools close and 1,600 people - and 17 camels in zoos - are quarantined. The current frenzy in South Korea over MERS brings to mind the other menacing diseases to hit Asia over the last decade - SARS, which killed hundreds, and bird flu. (Yonhap)
    Alert issued for Hong Kong flu in S. Korea

    By Jung Min-ho Fresh concern is arising over the possible spread of an influenza virus as the nation has yet to emerge from the shock of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The Korean government...

    • Posted July 10, 2015
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  • FILE-This Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 file photo shows vials of flu vaccine in Philadelphia. As the flu season winds down, health officials say it wasn't as bad as last year and the vaccine worked better. But younger adults were hit harder because of a surge of swine flu. Overall, hospitalization rates for the flu are only about half what they were last winter. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
    LA County reports first flu death of 2014-15 season

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County health officials today confirmed the county’s first flu death of the 2014-15 season. The victim was described as an elderly woman who lived in the Pomona Valley area and had underlying medical...

    • Posted December 22, 2014
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  • (Korea Times file)
    Flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter

    NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths. Flu season has begun to ramp up,...

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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